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Today’s post is a review of one of my favorites oil based cleansers/makeup removers. This is the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil from The Body Shop. I have loved this product since day one of using it! At this point, I’m very happy that I have discovered it. And this wasn’t that long time ago (few months only).
I’ve wanted to try out an oil-based cleanser for ages, but I just didn’t know which one to go for. There are way too many options out there. And with these types of products, I feel like, it can be a hit or a miss. At least, that’s my opinion.
I chose this one simply because it has natural ingredients without any harsh chemicals that could affect the skin. Another huge bonus is that The Body Shop is against animal testing!
It retails for £12 and comes in 200 ml bottle with a pump for easy application.
You could also look out for discounts and promotions. The Body Shop constantly has these. If I remember correctly, when I bought it, the promotion was getting 2 for £10 or something of the sort. Personally, I think that’s a very good deal. So watch out for those in the future.
According to the packaging, this product claims to: remove quickly all of your make-up in a single step. After using it, the skin will be left feeling beautifully clean and soft, after every use of this nourishing oil formula.
Ingredients, besides chamomile of course:
Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Polysorbate 85 (Surfactant-Emulsifying), Sorbitan Trioleate (Surfactant-Emulsifying), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Octyldodecanol (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).
Pros (what I like):
- Nourishing cleanser
- Suitable for contact lens wearers
- Removes waterproof makeup, mascara, and eyeliner, but not entirely.
- It doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin, so you wouldn’t need a second cleanse.
- Suitable for sensitive skin, but it can be used easily for any type of skin (even oily and combination)
- Very gentle and doesn’t irritate your eyes. A huge pro for me as I don’t need to use a separate product on my eyes.
Cons (what I don’t like):
- Not the best pump in the world. Once the seal has been broken it will leak. Even though the pump is on the “lock” position.
- Sometimes, I feel like it doesn’t remove my eye makeup entirely, especially very close to my eyelashes. So, I always have to use a drop of micellar water to remove everything.
How I use it
Thought to let you know how I apply and use this great product. This is by far my favorite method of using it. For me, it’s just perfect and, so far, I haven’t had any issues with this method whatsoever.
I love using it to remove my makeup (that’s what I bought it for), but you can definitely use it as a normal or second cleanser after your makeup has been previously removed.
I drop a pump of product into my hands, rub it a bit in between my palms just to warm it up a little and then apply on my face. With circular motions, this will easily remove all makeup, even waterproof or tough makeup. And then, I use another pump using the same technique to remove my eye makeup. Although, as mentioned before, sometimes I find that the eyelash area needs more attention or even a second cleanse.
Now, to remove everything, I use a damp face cloth previously soaked in warm water. That’s what I prefer using, but cold water is just as fine. Please ensure you don’t use hot water! You don’t want to damage your skin. Warm water will help to open up your pores and to prepare your skin for the next step in your routine – like exfoliating.
I would highly, highly recommend this product if you are looking for an oil based cleanser. Like I said, it’s very gentle with your skin; it won’t leave an excessive oil residue on your skin. This product will definitely leave your skin nourished and hydrated. That’s what I love about it! But, if you don’t like the idea, you can always finish up your routine with a toner or a second cleanser.
For lazy days, it’s just perfect, as you don’t even need to apply a moisturizer on your face. I am guilty of using this technique quite often. Although maybe I shouldn’t have 🙂 I think, we all have those days. Am I right?
If you have tried it already, please tell me what you thought about this product in the comments below. I would love to see your thoughts about this one!
Until next time, take care & stay beautiful!